PowerPoint

Download the PowerPoint 2010 Viewer

(This post, originally published in 2010, announced the availability of the PowerPoint 2010 Viewer. This post remains incredibly popular because so people find the Viewer to be a useful tool. We’re republishing it so readers of our blog can find and use it, too.) I’m excited to announce that our new PowerPoint Viewer is now available here for free download . By installing the PowerPoint Viewer, you can open and watch…

PowerPoint

Creating custom shapes in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint has a lot of great pre-set shapes, but sometimes what you really need is a tailor-made shape for your presentation. If you’re looking to go beyond the Freeform Tool and create more complex custom shapes, there’s a feature called Combine Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 that helps you do just that!  It uses the principles of Boolean Geometry, to help you create new shapes by combining multiple shapes in one of…

PowerPoint

OneNote 2010 and PowerPoint 2010: Easy note-taking while reading presentations

Today’s post is a guest post from Alex Simmons, a Program Manager on the OneNote team. OneNote 2010 is included in every edition of Office 2010, so make sure to try it out! Hi everyone,  we’ve built a new feature in OneNote 2010 that allows you to take more meaningful notes while reading in other applications.  We call the feature Linked Note Taking, an automatic feature when OneNote is docked…